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I wrote this poem one day when I felt like my parents and my friends were trying to run my life.

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Amanda
Hey that sounds jus lyk my life that was so awesome!
samim
this is a reflection of how i feel im living a life i dont want to live im liveing it for my parents and i dont want that thanks for making me realize it in writing sam
texan4ever
first off--this was great! strong and willing to take a stand and say something! great job!:-) this is how i've felt pretty much all school year. it feels good to know there is someone who can understand and feel what i feel. thank you!
Jackelyn
This is really good.

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Trash

You're throwing it away, you're wasting your life.

You're too young to know what decisions to make.
You're too stupid to know what opportunities to take.

You're just a teenager, too rebellious and wild to think.
You're on the brink of falling over the edge.
Don't take a step too far, be cautious,
right now you're on the ledge.

I'm just trying to help, so don't raise your voice.
It's not your choice anymore.
You must do as I say, you can't have it your way.

You don't know what you want.
You can't have what you hunt.

You can't have your own dreams, you have mine.

I couldn't live my life to the fullest,
so I'm going to make yours the dullest.

Don't waste your life or throw it away
because you're living it for me, my way.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

michelle
I understand were ur coming 4rm. people tring 2 run ur life. They mean no harm just parents you'll see in the long run. I understand now that im 22, but then i felt like u.
Jessica
This poem is just like me. I like this poem a lont.
DUATLANZER
It is interesting a very good peom . I hope you write more I will read them if you do. I like your poem 80% out of a 100%. love to hear you soon. Your Friend, Tweety
tera
wow. nicely put! you can definitly wriet a good poem!
Stephanie
Wow i loved this. i understand this . its like ur writein about my life. hang in there things will get better stephanie
cayla
that was a great poem. i feel that my mom is trying to run my life. shes always putting me down and when i say i want to be this shell say "why not be this? this is better. " i cant stand her. well got to go. keep writing.
xXxrachaelxXx
the poem is perfect my mum tries to run my life in the way she wished she had hers
kay
this poem really toched me because somtimes i fill as if someone hs on strings making my every move as if i were ponocio
Kristen
Wow, this poem is excellent. I can really understand and connect with it. This is exactly how my parents treat me and I can't stand them when they try so hard to get me to live to their expectations when it conflicts with my own. Nice job!
jeffery
this is a good poem u r very good ive wrote somthing similar to this but yea good job
Nginja
How I wish you could tell our parent and guardians more of such breathtaking facts,maybe they might let us live to realize our dreams,not thei reched old fashioned fantasies. I won't be ammused if this is the best poem!
PRANESH
NOTHING EVER WAS SAID IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE SO SIMPLY ABOUT THE ADOLESCENCE COMPLAINTS. VERY GOOD WORK. IN FACT A REMARKABLY AMAZING WORK. MY APPLAUDS TO THE POET.
Alex
Wow that is so good Its all so true teenagers hav ther own minds yet every1 just thinks of us as little kids I agree that we dont ALWAYS know what is right for us but we need to live n understand
Alicia
this is how feel at home when my parents don't let me do it my way i alawy have to do their way i hate
Mel
I love this poem an i relate to it in more ways then one keep up the great work
Rebecca
cool poem! i give u a ten out of ten
Anna
Oh my goodness that is soo amazing! I absolutly love it! Great Job
whitney
i can definitely relate and u just found the words to express what i have been desperately trying to convey for whats seems like forever. thank you!
jodi
this peom is awesome. it is the truth about everything. i love it
amanda
i love how you made the poem rhyme without forcing it, it makes your feelings show even more. & for the record i know exactly how you feel, & everyone goes through it, your not alone.
Kathy
wow u did an amazing job i really liked this poem this is how i feel sometimes and i could definetaly relate to this good job!
rebel
that was one of the most true to life poems i've ever read. it's down to life, it's reality, the poem will be the thorn in society's side and i thank you for it
Nesmarie
Oh wow! That really touched me. I could really relate. I cried the moment I read the first line! Good job. ^^
MARLINE
I FEEL YOU GIRL. PARENTS NOW DAYS THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE THEY WASTED THEIR LIFE THEY THINK THEY CAN CONTROLL OURS. PLEASE. THEY BETTA KEEP IT MOVEN!
Sarah
This poem is so true its almost scary. I just wanna say Alexandra your a poem was outstanding! I know because i feel the same way!
alisa
its a good 1 keep up the work and right some more
ashley
I love this poem! It sounds exactly like what I've been going through. Life as a teen is so hard when you have people who want you to live out your life the way they would have lived theirs. It's sad to know that they won't let you live the way you want.
katie
this poem inspires me to tell my family and friends to stop trying to run my life and just get on with theirs. i mean they have a life of their own and i dont try to run it
ebere
I really enjoed reading your poem. I could really relate to what the parent was telling the child.
Alexandra
Great poem, i feel my parents try to run my life also. U really hit the spot!
Andrea
This poem really touch me and reminds me of myself. I have made the wrong decisiones,because i not perfect, and now i cant make any decisiones because my parents make all the decisiones in my life.
Cody
This is one of the best poems I have heard. I liked so much I have this poem on my wall in a frame.
mahira
wow thats peoms amazing and so true too. mahiraa
Krystal
Very true about adult authority tight poem
jadly
i really liked your peom. i can totally realate to it. my parents are exacly like that. it flowed good i thought
monica
i thought the poem was great i agree my parent dose that love mon
Becky
I am so glad there are poets in the world other wise us untalented people would never know what we are feeling, I give this poem an A+
Lashunda
I really like that poem because it's the real deal and as a poet myself i write about subjects just like that because if poetry a competition i would win.
cate
2 words, AWESOME and TRUE!
Puseletso
this rocks and i like to put it on my room.
Celso
Ah to be young again. to think that your decisions are the best anyone could make and to believe that only your friends can see things like you. Eventually you will grow older and see beyond your noses and realize that you will continue to grow and learn more about life. In your 20's you will look at your younger years as the years when you were barely coming out of your shell. and if you pay attention, you will notice that we never have all the answers and you might learn to appreciate what it is to live life without the influx of hormones that blind your emotional decisions. Wisdom comes with age. "When I cannot find my ignorance, I have lost my wisdom. "
Ellen
You know, I have read alot of these and this is the only one so far the i reallly wanted to comment on! I dont know how old you are or were when you wrote that but it's great! I wish its was longer and more described! But Yea! That's a part of growing up. Your parents try to live their lives threw the kids! It's hard and for anyone else that is going threw it. Wait it out and speak your mind. It will pass.
MAYELINE
i love this poem
Rebekah
i really like this poem because my parents do the same thing.
Maria
This was a great poem and you're right about making your own decisions
John
I liked this poem. I believe that this poem is very true. I also feel that my family and friends are trying to run my life! Keep it up the writing!
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